Master of Teaching (Secondary)

Edith Cowan University ECU

Provides a nationally accredited initial teaching qualification for students who have already obtained a Bachelor degree or an equivalent qualification in areas other than Education. The Master of Teaching (Secondary) is a dynamic course dedicated to preparing future teachers for Secondary Education. Designed specifically to develop professional knowledge in both theory and essential practice within real classrooms, graduates are provided with all the necessary tools to become successful and confident teachers. This coursework program accommodates "principles and dimensions" of excellence and is delivered through mutually beneficial partnerships between the University and individual schools. Upon completion, graduates are eligible to teach in a major and minor area of study in secondary schools in both the private and government sector. Graduates will have met the highest standards in personal ethics and practice which the profession demands.

Course Fee:

Australian: $13,200
International: $59,600

Entry Requirements:

University admission requirements apply. All applicants are required to demonstrate advanced skills and knowledge in a particular discipline to enrol in a major area of specialisation (eg. a Major in their Bachelor degree) and intermediate skills to enrol in a minor area of specialisation (eg. a Minor in their Bachelor Degree), and provide a resume, and provide a personal statement. In addition to satisfying academic entry criteria, applicants for pre-service teacher education courses at Edith Cowan University must also satisfy non-academic criteria. At Edith Cowan University, applicants' non-academic capabilities will be judged based on the submission of a 500 word personal statement. In this statement applicants will outline why they wish to become a teacher. One or more of the specialisations in this course has admission requirements. Refer to the specialisation for more information.Students must attain an academic IELTS with an average level of 7.5 or more, across the four components of listening, speaking, reading and writing; no score below level 7.0 in any of these components; and, a score of 8.0 or more in the components of speaking and listening. Note: If secondary education and degree studies were completed within a period of 2 years before applying for registration in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK or the USA, applicants do not need to provide proof of English competency. Applicants who have completed their secondary education in South Africa in English and have an undergraduate degree taught in English from a South African University are deemed to have met English language requirements for entry to the Master of Teaching.


18 Units, 240 Credit Points; Practicum requirement

Subjects you can Study:

Art Education; Catholic Education; Computing Education; Dance Education; Design and Technology Education; Drama Education; English Education; Health Education; Health and Physical Education; Home Economics Education; Humanities and Social Sciences Education; Instrumental Music Education; Languages Other Than English (LOTE); Mathematics Education; Media Education; Music Education; Science Education; Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Further information:

Cross-Campus Attendance: Not all specialisations are available at every campus. Related careers: Secondary Teacher, Art Teacher, Computing Teacher, Dance Teacher, Design and Technology Teacher, Drama Teacher, English Teacher, Health and Physical Education Teacher, Home Economics Teacher, Humanities and Social Science Teacher, Languages Other Than English Teacher, LOTE Teacher, Mathematics Teacher, Media Teacher, Music Teacher, Science Teacher, Catholic Education Teacher, Health Education Teacher, Instrumental Music Teacher, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Teacher, TESOL Teacher


Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia (TRBWA) have accredited this course.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00279B

Related Careers:

Teacher - Secondary,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
South West No info No Full time 2 years
Joondalup No info Yes Part time 4 years
Joondalup No info Yes Full time 2 years
Mount Lawley No info Yes Part time 4 years
Mount Lawley No info Yes Full time 2 years
South West No info No Part time 4 years

Study that fits in with your life

The world can be a demanding place, which is why we offer study options to suit your lifestyle, including the choice of studying part time or online. You can choose from our diverse range of courses designed in consultation with industry, and with flexible study options, you can balance study with work, family, life and everything else that makes you who you are. 

ECU courses

ECU prides itself on being relevant to the real world and our degrees have a large practical component. You’ll undertake practicum and work placements, as well as industry-based assignments, which can include opportunities to work in our state-of-the-art laboratories and teaching facilities, or discussion of real-life case studies. We offer a range of unique courses, including aviation, international hotel and resort management, maritime engineering and motorsports, as well as performing arts through the famous Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).

With a diverse range of courses, including a wide range of majors, minors and electives, you’ll have no problem finding the right course from the following study areas:

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Business and Law
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Medical and Health Sciences
  • Nursing and Midwifery 
  • Science 
  • Teacher Education 
  • Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.

Removing barriers to study

ECU offers a range of entry options, such as portfolio entry and University Preparation Courses (UniPrep), which are designed to help you get into university. You’ll learn in a supportive environment from lecturers who do more than just pass on their experience and knowledge — they also listen.

Campus and locations

Joondalup campus
Our Joondalup campus is set within beautiful surrounds and its spacious grounds provide a great place for students to study and relax in. ECU Joondalup has world-class facilities for teaching and research, and offers courses in arts, commerce, communications, engineering, law, medical and health sciences, natural sciences, nursing, computing and security, sports science, psychology, social science and teacher education. An extensive range of facilities, services and support are available, including a modern library with 24-hour access to the e-Lab, a medical centre, a gym, cafés and a tavern. 

Mount Lawley campus
Located in the trendy suburb of Mount Lawley and close to Perth CBD, you can’t help but be inspired by the artistic vibe at our Mount Lawley campus. Courses are offered in arts, communications, design  and teacher education. Campus life is always buzzing, with cafés, a sport and fitness centre and a new Student Village. Our Mount Lawley campus is home to the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), giving you the perfect opportunity to enjoy the hundreds of performances and events that they host each year. 

South West campus (Bunbury) 
Located two hours south of Perth, our South West campus in Bunbury is the largest university campus in regional Western Australia, offering small, personalised class sizes and on-campus accommodation. Courses are offered in arts, commerce, nursing, social work and teacher education. 

Why 'Reach Your Potential' at ECU 

  • ECU has been ranked the top public university in Australia for most satisfied students in the QILT (Quality Indictors for Learning and Teaching) survey released in 2017  
  • We have a diverse range of courses, including majors, minors and electives, so you’ll have no problem finding the one for you
  • We have a variety of entry options available, including preparation courses and a portfolio pathway, which enable people from all backgrounds to enrich their lives and their communities through education
  • Many of our courses offer direct links with industry and organisations, by providing practical work placements and real work projects
  • We are known for our award-winning facilities and are at the forefront of providing innovative education and training solutions
  • Part-time and online study options are available for most courses, allowing you to fit study in with your work and family life. 

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